MCCA Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference
Women & Power: Getting Ambitious for Ambition
Do you feel ambivalent about acknowledging your ambition or desire to seek power? Have you, at times, ceded or deflected your ambition? Did you used to feel ambitious and now feel that drive has dissipated? Or, is your ambition strong yet the receptivity to any of your expressed desires for promotion and power been discouraged, diminished or even received with outright hostility. At this session, you will be inspired by a distinguished panel who will talk about how to get ambitious about ambition. We will debate the awkwardness for some women around ambition and the need to overcome such reticence in order to seek and develop power. We will wrestle with the thorny challenges of overcoming the naysayers and those who may want to thwart our ambitious efforts. We will also address the fear of exposing our true desires as well as the tension that some feel that our ambitions may conflict with our aspirations outside of work. Participants will leave the session inspired to further develop and nurture their ambitions as well as cultivate strategies to sustain and achieve them.